Region: United Kingdom

GDR 100 Elite interviews: Cooley’s Travis LeBlanc and Patrick Van Eecke

Co-Lead of Cooley’s cyber/data/privacy practice and global litigation department Travis LeBlanc and head of Cooley’s European cyber/data/privacy practice Patrick Van Eecke discuss how the firm’s practice is weathering an economic slowdown and why EU-wide class actions and the SEC’s proposed cybersecurity requirements are keeping clients up at night.

27 January 2023

ICO data breach reporting backtrack

Communication service providers must continue to report data breaches within 24 hours, the ICO has said, despite saying a few days ago that it would cease enforcing the requirement.

26 January 2023

ICO may ease data breach reporting obligations

The UK data regulator could stop enforcing a 24-hour breach notification requirement for communication service providers as part of an ongoing effort to reduce compliance burdens for businesses.

20 January 2023

Pressure mounts against Stability AI

Getty Images is suing AI image generator Stability AI in the UK High Court over claims it unlawfully used its copyrighted photos – the second lawsuit lodged against the company within a week.

19 January 2023

Another ICO SAR decision appeal fails

A claimant’s case against the UK data regulator’s decisions on two subject access request complaints has failed, confirming the limits of the scope of section 166.

13 January 2023

Digital Markets Unit sees light at the end of the tunnel

The UK’s long-awaited Digital Markets Unit is looking at leveraging its forthcoming powers against tech gatekeepers, echoing the powers recently enacted in the EU under the Digital Markets Act.

15 December 2022

TalkTalk data breach litigation continues

A High Court judge has ordered claimants to pay hacked telecoms company TalkTalk interim costs and refused both sides’ permission to appeal against an earlier strike-out judgment.

13 December 2022

High Court hears telecoms hacking dispute

A telecoms company claims that it is owed more than US$45 million after it suffered a cyberattack campaign allegedly designed to induce customers to switch networks.

07 December 2022

NSO group under further UK pressure

A London-based Bahraini activist has initiated legal action against the NSO Group and the Bahraini government over spyware allegations – becoming at least the fifth individual to threaten litigation against the company in the UK.

07 December 2022

High Court rejects ICO challenge – but grants permission to appeal

Ben Delo’s attempted judicial review of the UK data regulator’s complaints-handling process has been dismissed, after the judge ruled that the regulator does not always need to conclusively determine whether controllers have breached data protection laws.

02 December 2022

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Data Review content